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Tired of high energy bills? Thermoneystat sets the temperature by dollars instead of degrees

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to take the shock out of energy bills by letting you choose how much you want to spend.

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Better late than never: Lumia Icon gets big Denim update with Windows 8.1

Verizon coughs up a big update for its flagship Windows Phone, finally delivering features like Cortana and Action Center.

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Samsung's latest smart TV snafu injects Pepsi ads into your personal videos

After fending off privacy concerns around voice recognition in its smart TVs, Samsung is facing new complaints about ads appearing in users' video streams.

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Sling TV blocks Android dongles and Fire TV sideloading

Crafty users can still install an older version to get around Dish's arbitrary restrictions.

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Get 2 GB of free Google Drive storage forever with a quick security check

Keeping your Google account secure is already a good idea, so you might as well nab some free storage while doing it.

This security researcher just published 10 million real usernames and passwords

The massive password dump both tests and protests cybercrime law enforcement in the United States.

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Stocard brings loyalty cards to Android Wear, but misses the location mark

Why keep your loyalty cards on a keychain when you could have them on your wrist instead? Probably because the old-school way is still less stressful.

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Microsoft files trademark for 'Windows 365,' but rumors of a subscription remain murky

Microsoft wants to lock up the obvious name for a Windows subscription service, but will it actually deliver?

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Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.

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Netflix's next original will head to 1970s New York

As Netflix's original content war with Amazon intensifies, it's tapping the director of Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby for a new drama.

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The first Ubuntu Phone is finally launching next week

The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition will launch in Europe via flash sales, though it's unclear why you'd want one.

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Amber enlists websites to help banish broken links

Like a decentralized Wayback Machine, a new tool called Amber is letting individual websites join the fight against link rot.

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Flicks stuffs a projector into a boombox, because why not?

We've seen projector phones tablets and cameras before, but none of those creations seem quite as logical as the projector boombox.

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Swatch's smartwatch is coming soon, but don't expect a powerhouse

Swatch plans to have an answer when the Apple Watch arrives this April, though a full-blown wrist computer seems unlikely.

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This quirky new video service streams cult classics, schlocky gems, and more for free

Ever wish you could watch the Weird Al Show or Mystery Science Theater 3000 again? ShoutFactoryTV brings it to phones, set-top boxes, and more for free.